nc-cluster

Simple and powerful helper for the inbuilt cluster module

npm install nc-cluster
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node-nc-cluster

Simple helper for node.js inbuilt cluster module. It is a more lightweight variant of iscaas cluster-master module that allows more customzation.

Features:

  • Configuration/Customzation. Multiple configurations and easily to add more.

  • Does not interfeir with others libraries. You can safely use libraries that take advantage of the cluster module to as lon the never call require('cluster').setupMaster method.

  • Monitor. The library will monitor the system and respawn, increase and decrease the number of workers depending of the resource usage.

Usage:

var ncCluster = require('nc-cluster');

// (optional)
ncCluster.concurrency({
  min: 2,
  max: 4  
});

// (optional)
ncCluster.worker({
  shutdownTime: 5000 // ms to do a graceful shutdown before automatically killed by force.
});

// (required)
ncCluster.init({
  exec: __dirname + '/worker.js'
});

// (optional)
ncCluster.restart();

// (optional)
ncCluster.quit();

Installation:

npm install nc-cluster

Test:

Within the nc-cluster folder, type:

npm test

Reference

.init(options)

Initialize the library. Will call the inbuilt require('cluster').setupMaster

.concurrency(options)

Set concurrency options. Default:

min: 1 max: (number of CPU cores)

.worker(options)

Set worker options. Default:

shutdownTime: 5000 (shutdown time in ms each worker has to do a graceful shutdown before it will be killed by force)

.gc(options)

Set worker options. Default:

speed: 1000 (Minimun time in ms the garbage collector will run, which checks the health of the system)

.restart(options)

Set worker options. Default:

force: false

.quit(options)

Set worker options. Default:

force: false

.size()

Return the internal process count. May not be equal to the real worker count.

.workers() Return array

Return a copy of the internal worker array. Each object in the returned object will be a instance of the "Worker" class defined below.

class Worker

Helper class. All instances in the array returned from .workers() will be of this type.

.isAlive() Return bool

Return true if the worker exists or soon will exist, otherwise false.

.isOnline() Return bool

Return true if the event 'online' has been fired on the worker, otherwise false.

.isListening() Return bool

Return true if the event 'listening' has been fired on the worker, otherwise false.

.isDisconnected() Return bool

Return true if the event 'disconnect' has been fired on the worker, otherwise false.

.kill(ms)

Kill the worker and give it [ms] ms to do a graceful shutdown.

.uptime() Return int

Return uptime in ms.

.onOnline(function)

Set 'online' event handler. Will overwrite the previus if it has been already set. Even it may overwrite the internal event handler, is it safe to call it from client code.

.onListening(function)

Set 'listening' event handler. Will overwrite the previus if it has been already set. Even it may overwrite the internal event handler, is it safe to call it from client code.

.onDisconnected(function)

Set 'disconnect' event handler. Will overwrite the previus if it has been already set. Even it may overwrite the internal event handler, is it safe to call it from client code.

.onExit(function)

Set 'exit' event handler. Will overwrite the previus if it has been already set. Even it may overwrite the internal event handler, is it safe to call it from client code.

.id() Return [worker ID]

Return worker ID. Same id will be used as the key in the inbuilt cluster module:

var id = worker.id(),
    inbuiltWorker = require('cluster').workers[id];

//inbuiltWorker.send, inbuiltWorker.on('message) or what you may want.

License

Copyright (c) Fredrik Olofsson ("Author") All rights reserved.

The BSD License

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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